Cloud-based design and manufacturing systems: A social network analysis

Dazhong Wu, Dirk Schaefer, David W. Rosen

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Abstract

A Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM) System refers to an information and communication technology (ICT) system that facilitates design and manufacturing knowledge sharing between actors (e.g., CBDM service providers and consumers) in the distributed and collaborative socio-technical network. The aim of this study is to address the challenge of information sharing and technical communication during the CBDM product development process. Specifically, we model a CBDM system as a socio-technical network. The research questions are: (1) What measures can be used to analyze the socio-technical network generated by CBDM? (2) How to detect communities/clusters and key actors in the socio-technical network? To answer these questions, a social network analysis (SNA) approach is formulated to analyze the socio-technical network generated by CBDM systems. The results indicate that SNA allows for visualizing collaborative relationship patterns of actors as well as detecting the community structure of CBDM systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Harmonies, ICED 2013
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
Volume7 DS75-07
StatePublished - 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 19 2013Aug 22 2013

Other

Other19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/19/138/22/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Wu, D., Schaefer, D., & Rosen, D. W. (2013). Cloud-based design and manufacturing systems: A social network analysis. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Harmonies, ICED 2013 (Vol. 7 DS75-07, pp. 149-158)